Friday 3 April 2015

In Joy or Sadness

Hi Bloggers.

Had a fab day with 2 full workshops at Creative Expressions HQ yesterday. I'll be repeating the same workshops at the same venue on Tuesday 28th April. Please click on the Workshop link in the top menu to see the projects and how to book.

I'm heading up North again this afternoon to Hull for a demo at Strikes Garden Centre, Woodmansy, Beverley tomorrow 10am till 4pm. Please stop by if you're in the area.

 Here's today's card -

For the background, I stamped the lovely corner from the Justrite Flower For Your Thoughts Stamp Set around a piece of Milk Card using Plum Archival. I then ran it through the Grand Calibur with the Creative Expressions Rambling Blossoms Embossing Folder and inked around the edges with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Plum Archival. I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels 29 and inked through the die with Seedless Preserves. I cut 2 Justrite Flourish Two Dies out of Rich Plum Card and hooked them around both sides of the Labels 29 Die Cut. I cut the largest die from the Spellbinders Marvelous Squares Die Set out of Rich Plum Card and rubbed Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Lavender Gilding Wax over the surface. I left it for a few minutes to dry and then buffed it up using a dry wet wipe.

I tied a bow using Cream Crochet Ribbon and added a Lavender Dazzler.

I assembled the card as shown adding a Cream 8mm Pearl to each corner.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Morning Julia,a gorgeous card love the colour. Glad you had a fab. day hope you
    Enjoy today too.
    Nancy's xx

  2. What a beautiful corner.
    I really enjoyed your workshop yesterday afternoon and am really pleased with the box. Thank you.

  3. Morning Julia.
    Thank you a lovely card.Have a good Easter weekend, safe journeys, take care Kitty.

  4. Morning Julia, a very pretty card. Have a lovely weekend and safe journey. Kind regards Joanne K x

  5. Morning Julia,
    Sounds like you will be doing a lot of driving, hope all goes well for you.
    Love the card, great colours.

  6. Morning Julia and all crafter, another gorgeous card today, love the plum colours and the sentiment is so nice.

    Happy Easter to everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  7. Lovely card today Julia. I live in hope of managing to get to one of your workshops! Have a great Easter, Linda.

  8. Good morning Julia your card is gorgeous. You are a very busy lady. Have a great day today. Hugs Jackie

  9. Gorgeous card. I love the gilding wax effect.

  10. A fabulous card, love the design, colours and sentiment x

  11. Hi Julia, a lovely card and the focal point , so true. X Ros

  12. Hi Julia. Lovely card and sounds like you have a busy weekend. SueL x

  13. Hi Julia
    The stamps are gorgeous as is your card. Hope you have a great day up North.

  14. Hello Julia, this card is just stunning, love the colours and the sentiment is beautiful. Glad the workshops went well, hope John did not hinder too much :-). Have a great day and drive safely up North, the weather is not great. Bx

  15. lovely card and sentiment xx hazel

  16. Love the card colour and sentiment happy easter julia love June horrpcks xxxxx

  17. Hello Julia and all

    Lovely card. I love the stamp set you have used (so much so, I bought it) and I really like the more bold colours you seem to have been using lately. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice day tomorrow, I can't believe you will be in my area and I wont be able to come.

    Best wishes

  18. Beautiful Julia, Glad the workshops went well.

    Have a great day today

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Lovely colours today Julia, and a wonderful card. xx

  20. Hi Julia, So glad your workshops went well.
    I'm loving the rich colour of your card today, I'm especially loving the beautiful corner stamp.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  21. Hi Julia
    Another stunner for today & love the rich burgundy colours.
    Gorgeous corner Stamp, flowers, bow & dazzler.

    Crafty Hugs
    Haze T xx


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